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Building Division Timelines

Haldimand County Building Division is experiencing a higher than normal volume of Building Permit Applications, as well as general building, property and zoning inquiries.  Due to the increased activity levels and a temporary staff shortage, wait times for these services may be longer than normal. In particular, the review and issuance of Building Permits is expected to exceed the normal 10 day period.

Haldimand County Building Division is committed to providing the best service to each of our customers, while taking precautions during this unprecedented time.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this period.

Under the Ontario Building Code Act, you MUST obtain a building permit to construct, demolish, renovate, alter, install or change the use of a building. Construction may not begin until a building permit has been issued. Please click the button below to submit your application online.

To see if your project requires a permit please refer to Projects Requiring a Building Permits  or Projects Not Requiring a Building Permit .

The Building Permit Process is explained here: Apply, Review, Pay, Issue, Inspect.


The Zoning By-law is a detailed municipal By-law that regulates the types of land uses and activities that may occur on a property or within buildings; and the height, location, massing and character of buildings and structures.  Where a property owner or occupant wishes to construct something on their property, and applies for a Building Permit, the proposal must conform to the provisions of the Zoning By-law.  If the proposal does not conform to the Zoning By-law, applicants must contact planning for next steps options.  The Zoning Bylaw can be found here.


You can apply for building permits, check the status of applications, pay fees, and request inspections through our online portal (CityView).

Submit a Permit Application

Building Inspector’s Availability

Counter and Phone Service – Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm (Counter Cut-off Time – 4:00pm)

Field Building Inspections – Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Contacting the Building Division

Haldimand County Administration Building
53 Thorburn Street
Cayuga, ON N0A1E0
Location on Google Maps
Phone (905) 318-5932 ext. 8300

or use the form below to send the Building Division Team an email.

General Building Information

For general building, plumbing or zoning inquiries / information or routine disclosures – please fill out the form below.  This will send an email to the Building Division and a member of the Building Team will get back to you.

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Requesting an Inspection

Inspections are required for every permit issued.  It is the homeowners responsibility to ensure you or your contractor contact the Building Division to book an inspection.

Insepctions can be requested using the form provided below or by visiting our service desk located on the second floor of the Haldimand County Administration Building (see address above) or you can call the office during our normal business hours at 905-318-5932 extension 8300.

24 hours notice is required for all building inspection requests and prior to 3:00 pm to recieve an inspection for the next business day. (subject to availability)

Please provide the following information:

  • Project Address
  • Type of Inspection
  • Requested date of Inspection
  • Contact name and telephone number/ email address
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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  • Building Applications, Forms, Fees & Inspections
    How to apply for a building permit?  What do I need to apply for a building permit?  How long will it take to get my building permit?  What if I want to make changes to my building permit?  When does my project need to be inspected?
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  • Projects Requiring Building Permits
    A list of typical projects/situations that do require the issuance of a building permit prior to construction or demolition including examples of construction, additions, alterations, installations and demolitions.
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  • Projects Not Requiring Building Permits
    A list of typical projects/situations that do not require the issuance of a building permit prior to construction or demolition including examples of construction, installations, renovations and demolitions.
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  • Building Reports
    An overview of all the building permits issued by Haldimand County on a monthly basis, in the form of a Construction Activity Audit report.
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  • Building-Related Contacts
    Additional contact information for the building service area offices, conservation authorities, government agencies, organizations and associations, other Haldimand County departments and utilities.
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  • Zoning, Municipal Work Orders and Building Construction Information
    How to obtain zoning verification on a property; receiving written verification of zoning, municipal work orders and building construction information.
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